Unknown Baptist Minister in Libby Prison

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 85-86:

The doxology was a great solace to the starving " boys in blue " in Libby prison. Day after day they saw some of their comrades passing away, while fresh, living recruits for the grave arrived. Late one night they heard through the stillness and the darkness the tramp of new arrivals, who were stopped outside the prison door until arrangement could be made for them within. In the company was a young Baptist minister, whose heart almost fainted as he looked on those cold walls and thought of the suffering inside. Tired and weary, he sat down, put his face in his hands and wept. Just then a …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 85-86. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431698673998 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: Libby Prison

Listeners

Unknown Baptist Minister
Baptist Minister

Listening to

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Doxology
written by Thomas Ken, Wilhelm Frank
performed by Prisoners

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 15 May 2015 15:04:34 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:13:36 +0100